Restrictions are lifted!

We are so happy that events, bars and restaurants can welcome back bigger crowds as restrictions on audience limits and restaurants gatherings were lifted on September 29. The Swedish Public Health Agency recommends unvaccinated people to remain careful and to keep distance from others when possible.

Scary thrills at Liseberg amusement park. Credit: Peter Kvarnström

Halloween at Liseberg

If you haven’t visited Liseberg during Halloween-season, get ready for a thrilling experience, starting October 2! The park is decked out in pumpkins and autumn colours, and you decide how scary you want your visit to be. From bone chilling houses of horror to mischief suitable for younger visitors, Halloween at Liseberg has something to offer everyone.

Go for a ghost walk, but first enjoy a meal at Café Kronhuset.

Walk among ghosts or stouts in Gothenburg

If you can’t get enough of ghosts and ghouls, check out the Gothenburg ghost walk (in Swedish), October 2! The event starts with a three-course meal at Café Kronhuset, before you head out for a ghost walk led by professional actors.

Not too fond of ghosts? Perhaps a beer walk would suit you better. Walk to different destinations in the city centre and try beer, guided by experts, October 16 and 29. Read more here (in Swedish).

A Greek party at Rondo and brand new musical at the Opera

At the Gothenburg Opera, a musical titled “Kärlek skonar ingen”, which is based on the songs of local hero and Ullevi Stadium record holder Håkan Hellström will premiere on October 9.

“Mama Mia – the Pary” is reday to open in Gothenburg! The popular show was set to premiere before the pandemic struck, but now the time has come to welcome guests to Rondo, which has been turned into a Greek tavern.

Stora Teatern has some great concerts lined up this month.

Concerts of all kinds

The duo Smith and Tell have certainly made a name for themselves, with tours of Sweden and the US in 2019. Now they are back on tour and you can catch them live at Stora Teatern on October 3. Swedish superstar Darin is also back on the road, and on October 15 fans will get a chance to get up close to during an acoustic tour.

This year Sweden celebrates 100 years of universal suffrage, and on October 14 the Gothenburg Opera present a concert featuring Court singer Katarina Karnéus, soprano Sofie Asplund, the Göteborg Opera’s Women’s Chorus and the Göteborg Opera Orchestra, conducted by Henrik Schaefer.

If you are a fan of blues, check out the blues nights “Blues i Hängmattan” at Musikens Hus, October 6 and 20.

Plura Johnsson recently announced that his old band Eldkvarn will reunite, but before that, enjoy an evening with Plura and his current band at Kajskjul 8, October 27–28

Slow Flowers at the manor house Gunnbo, October 31. Credit: Emmaklara Sandkvist

Events in the Gothenburg region

There is certainly plenty to do in the city center this month, but if you travel just a little bit north east of Gothenburg to the lovely town of Alingsås you can enjoy the popular light exhibition “Lights in Alingsås”, starting October 1! World class pieces of light form a spectacular walk through Alingsås

Not too far from Alingsås, the art association Konstriket invite you to an art tour in five municipalities just outside of the city centre, with the group exhibition taking place at Partille Manor, October 1–3.

At the end of the month, October 31, fantastic manor house Gunnebo Slott, in Mölndal just south of the city centre, hosts an exhibition dedicated to slow flowers. All the flowers have been grown at Gunnebo and the exhibition is made by students at the Gunnebo slow flower class.

BK Häcken enter the Champions League group stage

The group stage of the Uefa Women’s Champions League kicks off in October, and this year BK Häcken will represent Gothenburg in the prestigious tournament. They face French giants Olympic Lyonnais at Bravida Arena on October 5. Read more at the BK Häcken website here.

Göteborg Film Festival Prisma starts October 28.

Autumn break adventures  

Gothenburg Film Festival is back with the film festival Prisma, for children and young adults. It is a chance to watch great films from all around the world. The festival also hosts activities, seminars, and workshops, starting October 28.

Family favourite Universeum Science Centre invites you to join their Halloween celebrations October 30–31 for all the slime, spiders and spooky experiments you could ever want.

Upzone is a place for high flying adventure. The adventure park located in Skatås allows you to climb and zip line through treetops. During autumn break, Upzone will use lights to create a unique experience. Put on a headlamp and try it yourself. October 28, 30 and 31.

At Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre, children can enjoy spooky storytelling and theatre, starting October 29. And finally, Gothenburg’s floating maritime museum Maritiman is open every weekend throughout October.